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And now for something completely different… Today it is time to reveal what my big project was all about…

My friend Guillaume and I started a discussion one day on how broad and eclectic our subjects of interest were and how difficult it was to find a thread to make sense of them all. We both enjoyed writing, were captivated by nineteenth century literature and beautiful books with engravings from this period. Besides, I was fascinated by Iceland and the Icelandic language while Guillaume would spend hours copying Olaus MagnusCarta Marina.

One day we  decided to board a brig heading towards northern latitudes and see where it would lead us. The journey was a long and perilous one, the outcome uncertain… After more than a year of brain turmoil, writing whirlwinds, and drawing maelströms, a book was born : Les Fumerolles de Thulé.

Les Fumerolles de Thulé

Guillaume, who has co-written Les Fumerolles de Thulé with me, has also

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At the other end of the world from France, Rose Turtle Ertler, an Australian ukulele player has decided to bring together two of her passions : ukulele and cooking. The result of this combination is a book titled What Do Ukulele Players Eat ? in which Rose has compiled recipes from ukulele players around the world.

Rose has been very kind to answer a few questions which tell us more about the ukulele in Australia and about her book.

U&L:  You are a musician from Australia. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your musical style and your ukulele story ?

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